The first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble Match will feature a special addition to the announce team — Stephanie McMahon.
The Raw Commissioner announced on Wednesday, via social media, that she will be on commentary this Sunday for the first-ever 30-Woman Royal Rumble Match.
Announcing the first-ever women's #RoyalRumble match was one of my all-time favorite moments in @WWE… And now I'm proud to share that I'll be joining the Announce team for this historic match this Sunday! #RumbleForAll #RoyalRumble pic.twitter.com/ehovcuGCXG
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) January 24, 2018
McMahon joined members of the Raw Women’s Division in the ring on the Dec. 18, 2017 episode of Raw to announce that WWE’s first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble Match would be happening in 2018.
While speaking with The Mirror earlier this month, she explained why the announcement was a character-breaking moment.
She said, “The women in the ring didn’t know what I was going to say. We were chastised by some fans because we broke character and I told the women earlier in the day — they knew I was coming out but they didn’t know what I was going to say — I told them react naturally, don’t feel like you have to be in character, it’s okay for you to react however you want to react, to whatever I’m going to say. We all broke character that night.”
There have been 18 entrants officially confirmed for the Women’s Royal Rumble Match, which is everyone on the main roster who is active and doesn’t hold a title. The remaining participants in the match figure to be wrestlers from NXT and potentially some surprise appearances.